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Jean-Pierre, Johanne; Parris-Drummond, Sylvia – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
Increasing evidence shows that punitive discipline is ineffective and detrimental. Using empowerment theory and the opportunity-to-learn conceptual framework, this literature review seeks to broaden school personnel's knowledge of alternative discipline interventions. Searching ERIC and JSTOR databases, we looked for English language, North…
Descriptors: Discipline, Discipline Policy, Punishment, Intervention
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Heppner, Denise H. – McGill Journal of Education, 2017
This article reports on the results of a literature review addressing the research questions: What strategies for writing instruction have proven to be effective in promoting writing development in preschool-primary aged children? What research on writing instruction has been conducted within Canada on preschool-primary aged children? An…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing Instruction, Preschool Children, Elementary School Students
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Nyika, Lawrence; McPherson, Charmaine; Murray-Orr, Anne – McGill Journal of Education, 2017
In this essay, we review empirical, theoretical, and substantial grey literature in relation to immigrant youth and health promoting schools (HPS). We examine the health promotion concept to consider how it may inform the HPS model. Using Canada as an example, we examine current immigrant youth demographics and define several key terms including…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Health Promotion, Foreign Countries, Models
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Leroux, Mylène; Beaudoin, Charlotte; Grenier, Johanne; Turcotte, Sylvain; Rivard, Marie-Claude – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
The growing body of literature on teacher induction barriers has revealed the need to address issues that may lead to negative consequences. Recent research points to an increased interest in teacher resilience, a concept that promotes positive adaptation to counteract these adverse outcomes. However, teacher induction and resilience may differ…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Health Education, Physical Education Teachers, Barriers
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Webber, Geoff; Miller, Dianne – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
Few studies take up the question of how to teach pre-service or current teachers to practice integrated, interdisciplinary, and inquiry-based methodologies. In this literature review, scholarly research is explored to examine approaches to teacher education based in progressivism. Place- and community-based education is considered as an important…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Interdisciplinary Approach, Integrated Activities, Active Learning
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Van Nieuwenhuyse, Karel; Wils, Kaat; Clarebout, Geraldine; Verschaffel, Lieven – McGill Journal of Education, 2015
The present plays an important part in history education, in particular in efforts to make the study of the past relevant for today. This contribution examines how the relationship between past and present is dealt with in current Flemish secondary history education by analyzing 190 written history exams for the 11th and 12th grade. Ten percent of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Secondary Education, Tests
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Niyubahwe, Aline; Mukamurera, Joséphine; Jutras, France – McGill Journal of Education, 2013
This literature review article investigates the professional integration of teachers recently immigrated to Canada and other western countries. Its findings reveal a number of obstacles to the integration of immigrant teachers into the teaching profession. The review summarizes different initiatives facilitating or hampering immigrant teachers'…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Teacher Characteristics
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Meyer, Elizabeth J. – McGill Journal of Education, 2008
This article aims to reformulate existing understandings of bullying behaviors in secondary schools, by applying a critical feminist lens to patterns of verbal and psychological harassment among students. Through this understanding, educators may better understand the causes of (hetero)sexist, transphobic, and homophobic behaviors. With a more…
Descriptors: Feminism, Critical Theory, Bullying, Antisocial Behavior
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Usman, Lantana – McGill Journal of Education, 2006
In recent years, educational policies for boys have not been given as much attention as those for girls in most countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Rural Nigerian nomadic boys are especially disadvantaged, considering their livelihood is based on a pastoral economy that demands constant migration to interior grasslands in search of pasture. For a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Learning Theories
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Martino, Wayne; Kehler, Michael – McGill Journal of Education, 2006
In this paper, we interrogate the call for more male role models within the context of boys' education debates in Australia and North America. We explicate links between failing masculinities and this call for more male teachers, arguing that the debate is driven by a "recuperative masculinity politics" committed to addressing the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics, Role Models, Masculinity
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Xu, Shi Jing; Stevens, Dianne E. – McGill Journal of Education, 2005
Who are we as teachers and what constitutes a desirable educational experience? Two teachers, one Chinese and the other a white Canadian, tell "a single story [of teaching], integrated by our sense of ourselves" (Crites, 1971, p. 303). Our storytelling is enabled by metaphors and images that serve as tools for reflecting on our actions…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Educational Experience, Figurative Language, Personal Narratives
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Taylor, Philip J. – McGill Journal of Education, 2004
This article is based on a doctoral study of educational change in the School of Education (SOE) of the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa. It is an exploration of "a moment in time" that bore witness to institutional and human transformation in South African higher education. This transformation involved a development from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Experience, Educational Change, Racial Segregation
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Kirman, Joseph M. – McGill Journal of Education, 1997
Observes that the influence of television and media violence on children's behavior is of concern to many people. Examines research related to the influence of such violence on children's behavior and to teaching about the differences between television and real-life violence. Makes suggestions for dealing with this concern. (DSK)
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Child Behavior, Conflict Resolution, Elementary Education
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Ryan, James – McGill Journal of Education, 1995
Argues that enormous changes in the world economy, the production of goods and services, and demographics mandate a more flexible approach to educational inquiry. Criticizes the foundations and practice of organizational theory as being hierarchical and Eurocentric. Concludes with a series of suggested models utilizing a more qualitative approach.…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Economic Change, Educational Administration, Educational Theories